Biking & Hiking
From rambling, easy-going nature walks in the villages to strenuous hiking trails on-mountain, the Vail and Beaver Creek area offers a hike for everyone. Everywhere you go, you'll be surrounded by alpine flora and fauna, with sights, smells and sounds unlike you've ever experienced. You can choose to hike on one of the many trails surrounding Vail or join a guided hiking tour through one of the local recreational outlets.
One of the best ways to explore the nooks and crannies of Vail and Beaver Creek villages is on a bike. Local shops offer bicycle, bike trailer and helmet rental for adults and kids alike. For a low key cruise, explore the paved community paths that dot the Beaver Creek and Vail area. Eagle County offers 58 miles of paved recreational paths!
More adventurous? Try mountain biking! With 343 miles of mountain biking trails, Vail/Beaver Creek is a mountain biking mecca! Trails are everywhere. Stop in a local bike shop to rent your equipment or bring your own. Both Vail and Beaver Creek mountains have summer trail maps, and the local Forest Service office in Minturn is a good resource for maps and information on trails outside the ski resorts.